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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, June 28, 2016 - Cylance®, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity through the use of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware, today announced that it has hired Renee Beckloff as vice president of global customer success and Chad Skipper as vice president of product testing and certifications.
Beckloff joins Cylance from CrowdStrike, where she led customer advocacy for close to three years. Skipper comes to Cylance from the Office of the CTO at Dell, where he led security strategy to protect the 40,000,000 endpoints egressing Dell’s factories each year. Both Beckloff and Skipper join Cylance at a time of unprecedented growth, highlighted by the company eclipsing 1,000 customers and more than 1,000 percent billings growth since the end of June 2015.
“The past four years have been a time of rapid growth for Cylance, and building out our leadership team with industry talent is a critical component of that,” said Stuart McClure CEO and co-founder of Cylance. “We’re humbled by the fact that executives from Fortune 50 companies and industry startups are interested in joining the Cylance team, and contributing to our mission of building the next great security company. Bringing on deeply talented people like Renee and Chad is a testament to the unmatched efficacy of our approach and the market opportunity ahead.”
Skipper comes to Cylance as vice president of product testing and certifications after three years working at Dell as a distinguished engineer. There he established security strategy to support brand claims and priorities, drove architecture and integration of security solutions across PAN-Dell and worked to create intellectual property. Prior to his time at Dell, Skipper spent nearly 10 years at Cisco in engineering and product management on an array of security products to include its intrusion prevention systems (IPS), Security Management Suite and Cisco’s Managed Security Services.
“Cylance is the kind of company that comes along once in a generation,” Skipper said. “I’m thrilled to be joining the team to advance its mission of protecting everyone under the sun. It’s a tremendous opportunity to be working with the Cylance product team to ensure that CylancePROTECT remains the gold standard for endpoint security protection globally.”
Beckloff has built her career improving technical and customer support teams across multiple companies. She joins Cylance as vice president of global customer success after working at Crowdstrike for nearly three years, where she scaled the technical support team. Previous to working at Crowdstrike, Beckloff has directed support teams in companies like Okta, Hortonworks and Qualys. She will be a regular contributor to the Cylance corporate blog, and her first post can be read here.
“Machine learning and artificial intelligence are the future of security,” said Beckloff. “Cylance’s approach of using mathematics to detect and prevent malware from executing in real time stands alone in the industry. Working with such a talented team and working with a rapidly growing base of more than 1,000 happy customers will be an exciting new chapter in my career.”
Today, Cylance protects millions of endpoints across more than 1,000 customers, significantly reducing the number of security events that impact network performance, employee productivity and brand reputation. In just a few short years, Cylance has built itself up as a leader in the security industry, recently raising $100 million in Series D funding on the heels of 1100% year-over-year customer billings growth since June 2015. In 2016 alone, Cylance has been named to the CNBC Disruptor 50 list and was called an endpoint security “visionary” by Gartner.
About Cylance® Inc.
Cylance is the only company to offer a preventive cybersecurity solution that stops advanced threats and malware at the most vulnerable point: the endpoint. Applying a revolutionary artificial intelligence approach, the Cylance endpoint security solution, CylancePROTECT®, analyzes the DNA of code prior to its execution on the endpoint to find and prevent threats others can’t, while using a fraction of the system resources associated with endpoint antivirus and detect and respond solutions that are deployed in enterprises today. For more information visit: www.cylance.com
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